Tejano legend, Johnny Canales has passed away!  The announcement was made this morning via the El Show de Johnny Y Nora Canales Facebook page, which is run by his family. He has been suffering from health complications since 2008 after a stroke. In the words of Johnny Canales, 'Take it Away!' Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Johnny and Nora Canales. The post reads...
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Johnny Canales.
He was more than just a beloved husband, father, TV host, musician, and entertainer; he was a beacon of hope and joy for countless people. His infectious charisma and dedication to promoting Latino music and culture left a large mark on the world. Johnny's spirit will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched and the legacy he built.


If you grew up in a Tejano and Proud household, chances are the words, 'you got it, take it away' have meaning for you.  The Johnny Canales show was a staple in a lot of households in Victoria on Sunday mornings.. This meant breakfast followed by church and then cleaning the house. In case you forgot, check out this video. The later years of the Johnny Canales show featured his wife, Nora, and it never felt the same.


This wasn't the only show that showcased Tejano's music on a Sunday morning. Maybe some of you remember the Jesse "Babe" Juarez show that showed either before or after the Johnny Canales Show. It was filmed right here in Victoria. This show also reminds me of the old Lomita Opry House on South Moody St. Who remembers that place?


I feel that when we talk about the nostalgic dance hall scene in Victoria. The Lomita Opry House doesn't get as much love as it should. I mean they had some epic dances there. I personally remember seeing Intocable and Fito Olivares there. Who did you see on the Lomita stage?

If you really remember the throwback scene. You also remember the Opry House being located right next to the tracks and also the little flea marketer right next to it.  I hope you enjoy my little trips down memory lane every Thursday. Thank you for making us the hottest KLUB in Victoria, the Crossroads, and beyond. KLUB Tejano 106.9.

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